New Neurosurgeons Fill Roles at Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 12:00 am  

Dr. Stephen F. Shafizadeh (left) and Dr. Tarek Abuelem have joined the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute team at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock

Health Care

Dr. Stephen F. Shafizadeh has joined the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute team at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Shafizadeh earned a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his neurosurgical residency at Northwestern University. Dr. Tarek Abuelem has joined ANI after earning neurosurgical residencies at Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and completing a fellowship at ANI.

Dr. Ida Cowan has joined the anesthesia group at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. Cowan completed her medical degree and anesthesia residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Dr. B.J. Bailey recently joined Arkansas Bone & Joint in Benton. Bailey received his medical degree from UAMS and is currently practicing at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.

James Mack Street has joined the White River Medical Center Medical Complex in Cherokee Village as facility administrator. Street has served on the board of White River Health System for 22 years.

Dr. Keith Wolter has joined UAMS as a plastic surgeon and assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery. Wolter received his medical degree and doctorate in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and previously served as a visiting instructor at the University of Utah Health System in Salt Lake City.

Financial Services

Tanas Schmidt has been promoted to human resources assistant for One Bank & Trust in Little Rock.

Aaron Gamewell has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Arkansas Bankers Association in Little Rock. Gamewell joined the ABA in May 2012 as senior vice president of professional development.


Eric Gilliland has been hired to lead the archaeology and Section 106 program at the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program in Little Rock. Gilliland has worked in the AHPP’s Section 106 program for more than two years.

Mitzi Traxson has left the position of managing director at the Jackson L. Graves Foundation in Fayetteville, where she served from 2007-13. Audre Darling has been hired to run the foundation’s day-to-day operations as executive director.



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